How You Can Celebrate Disability Awareness Sunday

September 23, 2019

In the Alabama-West Florida Conference, every year we designate a Sunday to celebrate the gifts and graces of persons with disabilities. Sunday, October 20, 2019 was the date selected for this year, but churches
may choose to do so on a different date.

This special Sunday allows our local churches to acknowledge and show appreciation to those with disabilities. Often times these members are overlooked in our congregations because they are perceived to have limitations. We want to bring awareness that many of these members with disabilities bring a unique perspective to our congregations and can be leaders and contributing members to the United Methodist Church and our communities.

For ideas about how you might celebrate this, click here

To read about how one church celebrated Disability Awareness Sunday, click here

Your church may be unable to include a specific Sunday this year, but we encourage you to plan ahead to observe Disability Sunday in 2020.

Berta Hurston
Representative for AWFUMC Disability Ministries